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BUNDLE MAGIC
The ducat strategy is legit. (6/15a)
JANICK OPENS UP ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER
Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn't it? (6/15a)
RAINMAKERS BRING IT
This time, we fast-forward to the history makers of today. (6/15a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: WESTWORLD
Yeezy money (6/15a)
AIRHEAD: STREAMING DOWN THE TUBE
Fox News has got nothin' on this rypor. (6/15a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
HOW ROCK IS STREAMING FORWARD
Amps sold separately.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
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BUNDLE MAGIC
The ducat strategy is legit. (6/15a)
JANICK OPENS UP ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER
Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn't it? (6/15a)
RAINMAKERS BRING IT
This time, we fast-forward to the history makers of today. (6/15a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: WESTWORLD
Yeezy money (6/15a)
AIRHEAD: STREAMING DOWN THE TUBE
Fox News has got nothin' on this rypor. (6/15a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
HOW ROCK IS STREAMING FORWARD
Amps sold separately.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
RUMOR MILL
jay bey
6/16/18

The long-rumored Jay-Z/Beyoncé tandem album (as The Carters), Everything Is Love, has been released as a joint Roc Nation/UMG-Parkwood/Sony drop, initially as a Tidal exclusive. Check a video for song "Ape Shit," filmed at the Louvre in Paris, within...


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KeshaDrLukeLadyGaga
6/16/18

The entire music business is speculating about the identity the CEO who, according to Dr. Luke, is now denying he told Kesha that Katy Perry had revealed to him that she was raped...


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Dave Matthews
6/15/18

RCA’s Dave Matthews Band scores another #1, as Come Tomorrow lands atop the HITS Top 50 with 297k, supercharged by an impressive ticket bundle. Meanwhile, Kanye West and Kid Cudi (aka Kids See Ghosts) scare up...


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columbia softball
6/15/18

"What is this club? I've never seen any bands here," marvels Columbia boss Ron Perry during the label's 11th Annual Softball tourney (and Ron's first) in Central Park. "It's called the outdoors, Ron," explains EVP/GM Joel Klaiman. "We're going to throw the ball and run around and stuff, and after that there'll be sushi." Later, Ron got some hella rad designer cleats.


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Tickets-in-hand
6/15/18

How do adult-skewing acts fight for chart share in a youth-dominated, streaming-driven market? They leverage their strengths. RCA has proved particularly effective in this sphere with...


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1216 JanickBerman Feature Image
6/15/18

In the midst of a torrid hot streak, IGA topper John Janick sat down with Variety’s Shirley Halperin to candidly discuss his frightening ordeal, after doctors discovered a brain tumor last fall. As he revealed, it wasn’t his first brush with the Big C.


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chopper gary
6/15/18

"Nervous? Why would I be nervous?" asks sole passenger and Republic VP Top 40 promo Lucas Romeo in response to pilot/promo chief Gary Spangler's query about their prop-plane flight. "I always vomit copiously into a paper bag around this time in the afternoon. Could we listen to something other than the Big Bopper?" Later, Gary expertly piloted the single-engine Cirrus into the overhead bin on Bob Pittman's jet.


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JimmyIovine
6/15/18

Our forthcoming special issue, History of the Music Biz, Vol. 3: The Rainmakers, takes the series into new territory: This time out we profile the top contemporary players, who are making history right now. Leaders like Jimmy Iovine, Marty Bandier, Bob Pittman, Jon Platt and John Branca...


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6/15/18

Sony Music plans to deliver on the promise to share the wealth with artists after divesting half of its stake in Spotify back in April...


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LucianWeeknd
6/15/18

The Weeknd spoke and Ariana Grande sang “No Tears Left to Cry” to honor Sir Lucian Grainge at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he received the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award.


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Woman blowing bubble - Getty painting
6/15/18

Dominating the biz grapevine on the edge of summer are Def Jam ruler Paul Rosenberg, whose blazing-hot label is notching one hit after another, including the Kanye-Cudi team-up; UJA honoree Troy Carter, who has all eyes on him as he ponders his next move; incoming Island admiral Darcus Beese, who’s about to have his first encounter with a New York City hot dog cart...


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Interpol photo booth
6/15/18

Hello from The Gathering in Louisville, where the best and brightest radio programmers (an oxymoron, I know) and music supervisors spend three days watching bands, schmoozing with their label friends and drinking. I can count the number of sober people in attendance on the fingers of one hand—including me...


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louisville
6/15/18

It’s a Twin Cities reunion at Churchill Downs, plus Hüsker Dü fan Nick Petropoulos of Glassnote. Seen wondering how meringue tests in key demos are (l-r) Cumulus Rock guru and KXXR PD Derek Madden (perhaps the only Ivy League grad in radio), KQGO’s new PD Christy Taylor, Petropoulos and former KQGO PD/current KROQ MD Miles Anzaldo.


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DamnHeUGLY
6/15/18

Post Malone dominates T40 with two tracks, while nothing can unseat Drake from #1 at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Sir Sly ascends...


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carrie
6/15/18

The RDMA will air Saturday, 6/23, with Carrie Underwood with Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Marshmello and more set to perform; Carrie will receive the "Hero" Award and Kelly the "Icon."


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alessia
6/15/18

Def Jam's Alessia Cara has dropped new single "Growing Pains" as well as a lyric video; view it within.


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JessGlynne
6/15/18

Jess Glynne has claimed her seventh #1 on the U.K. Official Singles Chart with “I’ll Be There”—one of three Top 3 entries from Warner label Atlantic, which also has the Official Albums #1 with The Greatest Showman.


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Kanye Westworld
6/15/18

Kanye West not only hogged the spotlight during the rollout of ye, he also raked in the dough, notching seven of the Top 10 earners on our latest Songs Revenue Chart. It likely would’ve been even more than that had the album contained more than seven tracks. The only singles from the previous week’s leaderboard to withstand the onslaught were...


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weatherly new
6/15/18

Entercom has tapped SVP Programming Kevin Weatherly as PD at Top 40 outlet KAMP (97.1 AMP Radio); he will continue to program Modern Rock flagship KROQ and Adult Hits outlet Jack FM (KCBS-FM). Meanwhile, Chris Ebbott has been...


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Capture
6/15/18

2 Chainz f/Drake & Quavo's "Bigger Than You" (Def Jam) tops this week's edition of Spotify's New Music Friday. Another Def Jam artist, Alessia Cara, snags the cover photo, while her song sits at #3, behind Nicki Minaj f/Ariana Grande's "Bed" (YMCMB/Republic).


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Old Dominion, "Hotel Key"
A rambunctious tale of a memorable one-night stand gets a cheeky visual treatment in this clip for the RCA Nashville band's latest single, which they premiered during their CMA Fest perf at Nissan Stadium. Watch it with someone you just met.
What's new on our #RockSativa playlist? Listen and find out. And throw some goat, damn it! https://t.co/8sTKmkmFVK https://t.co/uoeMXLnxYU
New $$ chart: @kanyewest dominates with 7 of Top 10 tracks: https://t.co/T0ixy9igZY @umg @maroon5 @Drake… https://t.co/lwr0qW4Umx
Head fake: Who wasn't really at the @UJAfedNY fete with @Spotify's #TroyCarter? https://t.co/cNXEjDyGTW @RIAA… https://t.co/pYfugCHvUZ
Top 20: @davematthewsbnd, @kanyewest @KidCudi #KidsSeeGhosts @DierksBentley, more. https://t.co/BHTA0rHjzC https://t.co/7n8rta5wz1
.@LIVVIAMUSIC's #gratitude lookin good on top of this @whphplaylists roundup: https://t.co/TqpgOVri8C #workhardplaylisthard
RT @MichelleSFresh: It’s been six-six-six-sixteen days since we’ve heard anything on IG from @Drake... 👻
"Wildly adventurous, inventive, transcendental no-rules beat-making and song production..." Our own @MichelleSFresh… https://t.co/zMhPMIdkjL
Rock Sativa Mix: please listen responsibly. https://t.co/quZTBlJeuc @GretaVanFleet @Interpol @AliceMerton… https://t.co/ZbccALWbPZ
RT @MichelleSFresh: Still 💔at Bourdain today...but Kids See 👻 music: so handily demonstrates that Ye channeling Cudi is pure sit-yo-as… https://t.co/3IUv18ZhnH
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